Resources



Where can I find information on hearing loss?

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

Causes of Hearing Loss

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Better Hearing Institute (BHI)
  • eHealthMD
  • National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Types of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss in Children

Programs in Wisconsin serving families who have children with a hearing loss

Hearing loss & Seniors
According to the statistics 1 in every 4 seniors has a hearing loss.

  • Deaf Seniors of America (DSA)
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: Senior Health (NIDOCD)

Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) – ODHH is part of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services and provides a wide range of information and advocacy services to Wisconsin residents who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. Operates five regional offices throughout the state

Cochlear Implant Online
This website highlights all aspects of the cochlear implant, which includes blogs by those who wrote about their experiences with the cochlear implant. This is a very informative website that should be visited by all persons who are seeking a cochlear implant for their child or themselves.

Listen Up!
“I’ve dedicated years to gathering information and developing products geared to the special needs of hearing impaired children and their families.”

BEGINNINGS: For Parents of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
“BEGINNINGS was founded on the premise that parents, given accurate, objective information about hearing loss, could make sound decisions for their child.”

Let Them Hear Foundation: Advocacy Program
“We are a nationwide Advocacy Program to assist you in appealing an insurance denial. The specific services we provide appeal support for are: cochlear implants (single or bilateral), Bone-Anchored Hearing Appliance implantation for children with conductive losses only, atresia repair, and microtia reconstruction.”

Koss Cochlear Implant Program, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin
http://www.mcw.edu/ENT/ClinicalPrograms/KossCochlearImplantProgram